Community Helpers Counting Puzzles

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Learning about community helpers is always a fun theme in early childhood! In addition to learning about community helpers, practice number order to 20 with these fun and free Community Helpers Counting Puzzles. They make a great math center or independent activity!

*Pair with our Counting Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

Work on number identification and counting to 20 with these fun and free Community Helpers Counting Puzzles!

Community Helpers Counting Puzzles

This counting puzzle set includes 8 puzzles with community helper scenes for the following community helpers: mail carrier, firefighter, doctor, dentist, librarian, teacher, veterinarian, and farmer. 

Each puzzle starts on a different number (0-20) and counts by 1’s.

This is great practice for kids to learn concepts such as before and after, as well as build up their number recognition skills.

To play, students place the puzzle pieces in number order until they complete the full community helper scene.

How to Prep and Play

To get these puzzles ready, I printed them out and laminated them. You may wish to print on cardstock to keep them extra sturdy since they will be cut into smaller pieces.

After cutting out each puzzle, I cut each one into 10 strips by cutting on the light gray lines. Time to play!

These puzzles are easy and so fun! Students simply place the puzzle pieces in number order until they complete the full community helper scene.

Teacher Tip: To keep things organized and not mix up all 80 pieces at once, place each puzzle in its own envelope or zip-top bag. This way you can easily see which 10 pieces go together!

To keep things organized and not mix up all 80 pieces at once, place each counting puzzle in its own envelope.

Grab Your FREE Set

Ready to practice number order to 20 with these fun puzzles? Get your free set of Community Helpers Counting Puzzles by clicking the large, yellow download button below!

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More Fun with Community Helpers

Looking for more great activities that have a community helpers theme? Look no further! Here are some more must-try learning activities from some awesome kid bloggers!

Check out even more community helper-themed fun from some of my favorite kid bloggers.

Community Helpers Bingo // The Kindergarten Connection

Community Helper Vehicles Count and Clip Cards // Modern Preschool

Community Helper Pattern Block Mats // The STEM Laboratory

Community Helpers Sort and Classify Mats // Fairy Poppins

Community Helpers Sight Words Game // Play and Learn Every Day

I Spy Community Helpers Printable // Powerful Mothering

Community Helper Interactive Poem // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Community Helpers Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection

Community Helpers Little Readers // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Community Helpers Mazes // Sara J Creations

Community Helpers Math Games // Recipe for Teaching

Community Helpers Easy Reader Freebie // The Simplified Classroom

Community Helpers Write and Color the Room // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Community Helper Alphabet Dab Sheets // Playdough to Plato

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  1. I am working with 24 Indigenous farm workers children ( 2nd grade ) Do you make any puzzles where the numbers are out of order and they have to color, then cut and paste into correct order? Cutting 10 strips per puzzle for 24 ninos is time consuming –

    1. Hi Barbara,

      That sounds like amazing work that you do! We don’t have any puzzles exactly like what you are describing but if you search “puzzles” on the site you will find lots of options for number recognition, counting, and more. 🙂

  2. The download link for the community helpers puzzles loads a fall roll and sort game. I love you stuff but please fix this. I already have the fall roll and sort and really need some community helper stuff. The same thing is happening with your community helpers Bingo game on the Letters of Literacy page.

    1. Hi there! These links have been checked and should now be going to the correct page.
      Thanks so much – I hope you find them helpful for your classroom! : )

  3. I am a parent of a 3 and 7 year old kids. I am so happy to have this activities i am excited to use this to my kids. i am upset by my kids performances in school. i am looking forward to the result of this activities. thank you for sharing this free activities.

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